(Closed) Premature but still concerned about rehearsal to wedding…

posted 10 years ago in Beehive
Post # 3
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I was at 2 wedding where the DJ did the music and it went perfectly. What you need to do is communicate everything you want to the DJ. Remember DJ’s do weddings ALL THE TIME they know who, what, when, where and how. I had a rehearsal and our Pastor did everything backwards so we started in the middle of the ceremony and then worked our way to walking down the isle. For me we practiced a couple times walking down the isle at rehearsal and I can tell you when it came to the real deal the next day it was completely different. You just need to relax and go with the flow let the music guide you and trust the person running the music!! It will all work out!

Post # 5
2695 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

our rabbi wasn’t at our rehearsal and it was fine – we had our Day of Coordinator run it, but you could have someone at your venue do it, they probably do that all the time.

We also didn’t practice with the music, again not a problem because our band did the music – and this is something they do all the time too 🙂 the people that need the rehearsal are really just the wedding party! And our musicians messed up the music (hit the wrong key or something nothing a rehearsal would have helped, just a screw up) – and it was just a tiny blip in the day! How perfect your ceremony goes has nothing to do with how amazing your day is!

Post # 6
2292 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We didn’t practice at all.  We lined up in the lobby, and the pastor’s wife told us when to go in.  The musicians were at the front, where they could see us, and tailored the length of songs to how long it took everybody to get to the front of the room.  Of course, we had previously discussed the music with the musicians (which song for parents to walk in and be seated, which song for attendants, which song for my dad and I) so we knew from what we could hear when it was our turn.

It’s true that these people do this all the time, and absolutely know how to make it work.  If you’re worried about how long it should take you to walk down the aisle, ask your DJ for the versions of the songs he intends to play, so you can play them yourself and get a feel for how much time you have.  Talk to him about whether or how he will fade one song into the next if they are too long.  You can absolutely work it out without dragging him and all his equipment to the church for the rehearsal.

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